Title George at the Wheel: Or, Life in the Pilot-House
Book Condition Very Good (Plus)
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Philadelphia Henry T. Coates & Co. 1881
Seller ID 005274
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., 1881. "Harry Castlemon" [Charles Austin Fosdick, 1842-1915] was a prolific author of juvenile and "boy's books" in the post-Civil War period. He said "Boys don't like fine literature. What they want is adventure..." (Wikipedia). This is part of his "Roughing It Series," a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. An uncommon title. Orange decorative cloth binding. Camping scene, with tent and kettle, in black and silver on the front cover. The sp[ine is titled in black and silver, with decorations of oak leaves and crossed rifles. Clean text; vii, then continues 8-370 pages, with a ten-page catalog in the rear. Frontis engraving. There is a one-page listing of "Famous Castlemon Books" in the front, indicating that this is the second in the series. Mild bumping; rubbing to the silver fillings. An evocative book that presents very well. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition.